The purpose of the Communist Party is not to look back with nostalgia about the Soviet Union, or to defend its reputation, but rather to
Research & Translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD Author’s Note: The details I relate here, I consider a tragedy for humanity. I have accessed numerous Chinese
Following his return from the Russian front in 1946, Alexander Werth (1901-1968) settled in France. In 1950 he had a son – Nicolas. As I
That is why, when Preobrazhensky and Trotsky declared at the October plenum that they wanted to save the Party through democracy, but that the C.C. was blind and saw nothing, the C.C. laughed at them and replied: No, comrades, we, the C.C., are wholeheartedly for democracy, but we do not believe in your democracy, because we feel that your “democracy” is simply a strategic move against the C.C. motivated by your factionalism.
Between 1964 and 1980, the Shining Path followed a path of primarily ideological agitation against this revisionism, but in 1980, Abimael Guzman changed the operating stance of the Shining Path to one of Revolutionary armed struggle. This was in response to the ever growing influence of the United States in Peru, and the intensification of government-led massacres carried-out against the ordinary Peruvian people (the majority of which were comprised of masses of peasantry, as was the case with pre-Revolutionary China).
Mao never ‘invaded’ Tibet, and never ‘oppressed’ or ‘banned’ religion – but he did declare the Communist Government of China to be both ‘secular’ and ‘scientific’.